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Aerodynamic sound and self-excited vibration of circular saw with step thickness I: Comparison of dynamic characteristics between the common circular saw and the circular saw with step thickness

Abstract

The natural frequencies, aerodynamic noise, whistling noise, and self-excited vibration between the common circular saw with uniform thickness and the circular saw with step thickness (thin on its outer part and thick on its inner part) were researched during idling. The natural frequencies of the circular saw with step thickness increased with an increase in the thickness and in the radius of the thick part. The frequencies of the circular saws with step thickness (thick at the inner part) were higher than that of the thin circular saw with a uniform thickness of 0.5mm. The aerodynamic sound pressure level induced from circular saw teeth increased with an increase in the tooth thickness. The whistling noise and self-excited vibration easily occurred in the thick circular saws (1.5, 2.0, and 2.5mm). The whistling sound pressure level and the vibration amplitude increased with an increase in the thickness of the saw. None of the designed circular saws with step thickness generated whistling noises or self-excited vibration during idling.

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Cheng, W., Yokochi, H. & Kimura, S. Aerodynamic sound and self-excited vibration of circular saw with step thickness I: Comparison of dynamic characteristics between the common circular saw and the circular saw with step thickness. J Wood Sci 44, 177–185 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00521960

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Key words

  • Step thickness
  • Aerodynamic sound
  • Whistling noise
  • Self-excited vibration
  • Saw-tooth thicknes